Book Worm: The Feminist List of Must Read Literature

What I’m reading this month. Here’s a few books that you may not have read yet.  These books might change your life.

Gail Collins –  When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Eve Ensler -Insecure at Last: A Political Memoir 
Necessary Targets: A Story of Women and War
 I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World
and of course The Vagina Monologues
Jessica Valenti – Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters

  What books helped shape the way you view the world?

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7 responses to “Book Worm: The Feminist List of Must Read Literature

  1. Jen

    A lot of my views on things lately have been from books about birth and empowering ladies to take back their natural rights and ways of birthing. Instead of being forced to lay on a bed and let a doctor dictate what you can and can’t do.

    • Can you recommend some to me? I saw The Business of Being Born with a friend of mine who is studying to be a midwife. Have you seen it yet, so good.

      • Jen

        yes…you should see born in the usa and orgasmic birth. umm also there is a documentary coming out called formula fed america. i want to see that real bad.

        Books that I have been real into are
        The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding- La Leche League (which I guess is more for nursing moms or moms to be but it’s always nice to have more than just moms educated on it)

        The Birth Partner-Penny Simkin

        The Birth Book-Sears & Sears

        The Nursing Mother’s Companion-Kathleen Huggins (Because I feel that the more support women get in nursing the better. it’s so easy to give up when no one is there to help you up)

        This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression-Karen Kleiman & Valerie Rasking (PPD is such a serious issues for mothers and I feel like no one really wants to ever talk about it or tell ladies it’s okay.)

  2. Jen

    Oh also anything by Ina May Gaskin

  3. Callie Hogan

    I would really recommend

    1. Egalia’s Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes by Gerd Brantenberg

    Really interesting, written in an alternate world where women are dominant and men are subservient; I love that she changes the language entirely to reflect this situation (men = menwim, women = wim)

    2. Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming Motor Age
    History of Women and cars, its a lot more interesting than you might think, lots of discussion about advertising

    3. Homeward Bound: American Families in Cold War Era
    History of the American Family in the 19th century, analysis of why gender equality never came about inside the family

    These are a few of my favorites…

  4. Callie Hogan

    Whoops, forgot the other two authors

    Taking the wheel: Virginia Scharff

    Homeward Bound: Elaine Tyler May

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